As our lives become increasingly digital, having a strong and reliable Wi-Fi signal at home is more important than ever.
Unfortunately, even with the best router, dead zones and weak spots can still occur, leaving us with frustratingly slow internet speeds. That’s where a Wi-Fi extender like Loom can come in handy.
If you’ve just purchased the Loom Wi-Fi extender and are looking for setup guidelines, you’re in the right place.
In this post, I’ll guide you through the process of setting up your Loom Wi-Fi extender using just a web browser or WPS button. Let’s get started.
How to Set Up Your Loom Wi-Fi Extender Using a Web Browser
1. Finding the Perfect Spot
Before you start setting up your Loom Wi-Fi extender, find the right spot for it. The ideal location is halfway between your router and the area where you need the Wi-Fi signal to be stronger.
Keep in mind that the signal from the extender will only be as strong as the signal it receives from the router.
2. Connecting the Extender
Once you’ve found the ideal spot for your Loom Wi-Fi extender, it’s time to connect it to your router.
Plug the extender into a power outlet near your router, and wait for the power light to turn on. Then, use your computer or mobile device to connect to the “Loom” Wi-Fi network that should appear in your list of available networks.
3. Configuring the Extender
Next, open your web browser and type “192.168.0.1” into the address bar. This will take you to the Loom Wi-Fi extender’s configuration page.
Here, you’ll need to enter the default username and password (which can be found in the user manual or on the back of the extender itself). If you don’t find anything in the manual or on the device, enter admin as username and password.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be prompted to select your home Wi-Fi network from a list of available networks. Select your network and enter your Wi-Fi password when prompted. The extender will then connect to your network.
4. Finalizing the Setup
After entering your Wi-Fi password, the Loom Wi-Fi extender will take a few moments to connect to your network.
Once connected, you’ll see a confirmation message on your web browser. At this point, you can disconnect from the “Loom” network and reconnect to your regular home Wi-Fi network.
Note that the Loom Wi-Fi extender will create a new network name (SSID) with the same name as your existing Wi-Fi network, followed by “_EXT”. This is how you’ll know which network is the extender’s network.
5. Enjoying Stronger Wi-Fi
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up your Loom Wi-Fi extender using just a web browser.
With your extender in place, you should notice a significant improvement in your Wi-Fi signal strength and coverage area. Enjoy faster internet speeds and a more reliable connection throughout your home.
Setting up a Loom Wi-Fi extender using a web browser is a relatively straightforward process. However, if you find this method difficult, you can try setting up the Wi-Fi extender using the WPS button method. Read on for details.
How to Set Up Your Loom Wi-Fi Extender Using the WPS Button
If you have a Loom Wi-Fi extender with a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button, setting it up is easier than using the web browser method. WPS allows you to connect your extender to your router without entering your Wi-Fi password.
Here are the steps to set up your Loom Wi-Fi extender using the WPS button:
1. Find the Perfect Spot to Place the Extender
As with the web browser setup method, it’s important to find the ideal location for your Loom Wi-Fi extender before you begin.
The extender should be placed halfway between your router and the area where you need a stronger Wi-Fi signal.
2. Turn on the Extender
Plug in your Loom Wi-Fi extender to a power outlet near your router and wait for the power light to turn on.
3. Press the WPS Button
Press and hold the WPS button on your Loom Wi-Fi extender (for about 3 seconds) until the LED light starts flashing.
4. Press the WPS Button on Your Router
Within 2 minutes of pressing the WPS button on your extender, press the WPS button on your router. The router’s WPS button may be located on the side or back of the device, or it may be a virtual button that can be accessed through your router’s web interface.
4. Waiting for the Connection
The Loom Wi-Fi extender will now automatically connect to your router using WPS. This process can take a few minutes, so be patient. Once the connection is established, the LED light on your extender should turn solid.
5. Enjoy Stronger Wi-Fi
And that’s it! You’ve successfully set up your Loom Wi-Fi extender using the WPS button. You can now unplug the extender and move it to the location where you need a stronger Wi-Fi signal.
Troubleshooting the Loom Wi-Fi Extender
Loom Wi-Fi extenders can be a great solution for extending your home network’s coverage area, but sometimes connectivity issues may arise.
If you’re experiencing connectivity issues with your Loom Wi-Fi extender, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take:
Check the Placement
Ensure that your Loom Wi-Fi extender is placed halfway between your router and the area where you need a stronger Wi-Fi signal. If the extender is too far from your router, it may not be able to pick up a strong signal.
Check the LED Lights
Check the LED lights on your Loom Wi-Fi extender. The power light should be solid green, and the Wi-Fi light should also be solid green. If either of these lights is not lit or is flashing, try unplugging and plugging in the extender again.
Check Your Wi-Fi Network
Ensure that your Wi-Fi network is working properly. If your router is not providing a strong signal, your Loom Wi-Fi extender may not be able to pick it up.
Reset the Extender
If you’ve tried the above steps and are still experiencing connectivity issues, you may need to reset your Loom Wi-Fi extender.
To reset the extender, locate the reset button on the device (usually located on the bottom or back of the device). Then, press and hold it for about 10 seconds. This will restore the extender to its default factory settings.
Reconfigure the Extender
After resetting the extender, you’ll need to reconfigure it using either the web browser method or the WPS button method, depending on your extender’s model.
These troubleshooting steps should be able to help you resolve connectivity issues with your Loom Wi-Fi extender.
Setting up a Loom Wi-Fi extender is relatively straightforward. Follow the steps properly to configure your extender and a stronger, more reliable Wi-Fi signal in areas where you need it most.